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Implementing Configurable User Profile Synchronization

This section provides an overview of configurable user profile synchronization and discusses how to:

Understanding Configurable User Profile Synchronization

When you implement configurable user profile synchronization among databases, you can select, or configure, the fields containing data for which you want to subscribe.

All participating databases use the USER_PROFILE service operation and the USER_PROFILE.VERSION_84 message to publish user profile information.

All participating databases use the USER_PROFILE_XFR service operation and the USER_PROFILE.VERSION_XFR message to subscribe to the incoming data. You configure the USER_PROFILE_XFR inbound routing with a USER_PROFILE.VERSION_84 external alias. This alias enables the subscribing databases to receive the inbound USER_PROFILE.VERSION_84 message and transform it based on your field configuration.

The USER_PROFILE.VERSION_XFR message definition excludes only the following record.fields by default:

  • PSOPRDEFN.OPRCLASS

  • PSOPRDEFN.ROWSECCLASS

  • PSOPRDEFN.SYMBOLICID

  • PSOPRDEFN.PRCSPRFLCLS

  • PSOPRDEFN.DEFAULTNAVHP

The subscription PeopleCode for the USER_PROFILE_XFR service operation will fail if any expected records are missing or out of order. It will also fail if certain record.fields are not in the USER_PROFILE.VERSION_XFR message. The following is a list of the required record.fields for the USER_PROFILE.VERSION_XFR message to function:

  • PSOPRDEFN.OPRID

  • PSOPRALIAS.OPRALIASTYPE

  • PSROLEUSER_VW.ROLENAME

  • RTE_CNTL_USERVW.ROLENAME

  • RTE_CNTL_USERVW.RTE_CNTL_PROFILE

  • PSUSEREMAIL.EMAILTYPE

  • PSUSEREMAIL.EMAILID

Image: Diagram of the flow of user profile information as it uses configurable synchronization among three PeopleSoft databases

This diagram shows the service operations and messages, and the way in which user profile data is published by and subscribed to by three PeopleSoft systems that use configurable user profile synchronization.

Diagram of the flow of user profile information as it uses configurable synchronization among three PeopleSoft databases

Enabling Security PeopleCode Options

Access the Security PeopleCode Options page (select PeopleTools, then select Security, then select Security Objects, then select Security PeopleCode Options).

Image: Security PeopleCode Options page

This example illustrates the fields and controls on the Security PeopleCode Options page.

Security PeopleCode Options page
Application Class Method

Application classes, at their base level, are PeopleCode programs. In addition, application classes provide more structure. Using the Application Packages, you have a clear definition of each class, as well as its listed properties and methods, which makes it easier for you to create a complex program that uses many functions.

This group box displays information about the PT_SECURITY application package.

PeopleCode Function Options

This group box displays the available PeopleCode functions for the CopyRowsetDelta_Sec method, which you use to implement user profile synchronization.

Function Name

Select from these two functions:

  • CopyRowsetDelta

    Select this function to implement standard user profile synchronization.

  • CopyRowsetDeltaOriginal_Mod

    Select this function to implement configurable user profile synchronization.

Enabled

Select a check box to choose the type of user profile synchronization. You can enable only one option in the list of functions.

Setting Up Configurable User Profile Synchronization

To set up configurable user profile synchronization:

  1. Turn on the Pub/Sub servers.

    See Using the Quick-Configure Menu.

  2. In each publishing database, access the Security PeopleCode Options page and enable the CopyRowsetDeltaOriginal_Mod PeopleCode function.

    See Enabling Security PeopleCode Options.

  3. Define the local gateway URL for Integration Broker.

    See Defining Integration Gateways.

  4. In each participating database, activate the domain in Integration Broker.

    See Activating Pub/Sub Server Domains.

  5. In each participating database, create and configure the remote nodes.

    See Configuring Nodes.

  6. In each participating database, configure single signon by setting up each subscribing database as a trusted node.

    See Defining Nodes for Single Signon.

  7. In each participating database, define the gateway properties; include all PeopleSoft nodes.

    See Setting Oracle Jolt Connection String Properties.

  8. In each participating database, deactivate the inbound generated USER_PROFILE.VERSION_84 routing definition.

    See Activating and Inactivating Routing Definitions in the Routing Component.

    Note: This step is necessary only if you implemented standard user profile synchronization and are switching to configurable user profile synchronization.

  9. In each participating database, configure and activate the routings for the USER_PROFILE service operation.

    In each publishing database, you must create outbound routings to each subscribing node. For example, if you are in a CRM database publishing to an HCM and a FIN database, you must create two outbound routings.

    See Activating and Inactivating Routing Definitions in the Routing Component.

  10. In each participating database, activate the USER_PROFILE_XFR service operation.

    See Configuring Service Operation Definitions.

  11. In each participating database, configure the routings for the USER_PROFILE.VERSION_XFR service operation.

    • In each subscribing database, select the Generate Any-to-Local check box to create the necessary inbound routings or create point-to-point inbound routings.

    • In each publishing database, change the external alias on the Parameters page to USER_PROFILE.VERSION_84.

      See Configuring Routing Definitions.

  12. In each subscribing database, grant permission list security for the USER_PROFILE_XFR service operations.

    See Setting Web Services Permissions.

  13. In each subscribing database, configure the USER_PROFILE.VERSION_XFR message definition:

    • Expand the User Profile message records.

    • Select the fields that you want the subscribing database to update.

    • Clear the fields that you want the subscribing database to ignore.

  14. Save the message.